Join us at 8 pm, Friday, November 5, for a read-along of
Our Country’s Good
a play by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue, in the Sanctuary.
You can join in and play a part (or parts) or just listen.
Please bring proof of vaccination, and your mask.
The play is set in Australia, 1789. A boat full of murderers, thieves and marine officers arrive on a distant shore. There, an ambitious young lieutenant is set the task of directing a cast of convicts in the Restoration comedy The Recruiting Officer to celebrate the King’s birthday. But with a dispirited cast, just two copies of the script, growing suspicion and a leading lady facing the gallows, the production is in trouble. A true story of the first convict colony, Our Country’s Good is an extraordinary play about the value of the theater and the redemptive power of art. The play is based on the book The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally.
We will read the first half of the play, and will finish with cider and treats. Admission is free. Donations are optional, but welcomed.